In a recent meeting of The Messaging Industry Association (TMIA), a roundtable discussion was devoted to the purported demise of voice mail. A November 2004 article written by BBC-affiliated journalist Mark Ward posited that voice mail would decline in favor of other messaging media such as SMS and MMS, due to younger subscribers' current usage patterns.
Sprint Nextel has won over another affiliate unhappy about the Sprint-Nextel Communications union by announcing a deal to purchase it. The latest: The No. 3 U.S. wireless carrier is snapping up Alamosa Holdings in a deal valued at $4.3 billion.
Verizon Wireless and Research In Motion introduced the first BlackBerry device that supports the carrier's CDMA 1X EV-DO-based network and services. The BlackBerry 7130e is initially available through business channels and online.
Virgin Mobile USA believes its relationship with 7-Eleven convenience stores is a viable avenue to reach customers so it has inked a deal to bring its handsets and service to more locations.
BitWave Semiconductor wants to revolutionize the wireless business - and says it's got just the technology to do it.
Intel and Micron Technology have set their sights on the flash memory market, agreeing to form a joint venture that will concentrate on NAND flash memory, which is used in cell phones, digital cameras and other portable devices.
Qualcomm and Samsung Electronics Co. struck a deal whereby Samsung will supply the CDMA pioneer with technology and manufacturing services in advanced CMOS-based processes.
Looking to get the word out to young adults about its Soup at Hand product, Campbell Soup Company turned to Virtu Mobile for some help.
Less than two months after announcing its plans to purchase China MobileSoft (CMS), PalmSource says the deal is done.
Nortel Networks, fonoinfo, Advanced Wireless Communications, CoConnect, InnerWireless, Mobilisa, GigaBeam and OnFiber Communications.
Sprint recorded fourth-quarter operating revenue of $6.93 billion, up 3.7 percent on the year, thanks in part to strong results coming out of the company's wireless unit.
Some Sierra Wireless investors are crying foul, filing a class-action suit against the wireless solutions provider. Separately, Sierra Wireless said it is teaming with Nortel Networks to further the advancement of high-speed downlink packet access (HSDPA) products.
WASHINGTON--FCC Commissioner Michael Copps is looking for a more aggressive posture for the agency in the coming months on a variety of issues, including how wireless fits into universal service and pushing intercarrier compensation rules forward.
Leap Wireless International has added more than 60 new countries to its list of international long-distance call spots in an effort to better serve its Cricket Wireless customer base.